LA Observed brings the terrible news that director and photographer Tim Hetherington has been killed while filming the ongoing conflict in Libya. Hetherington co-directed the Oscar-nominated Restrepo with Sebastien Junger. From Vanity Fair:

“Tim died about two hours ago,” said Peter N. Bouckaert, of Human Rights Watch, in Geneva, a friend of Hetherington’s. “Three other journalists were also hit [in an] R.P.G. attack, one being Getty photographer Chris Hondros [who was seriously wounded]; photographer Guy Martin, of the Panos Agency, who is in very serious condition; and a freelancer, Michael Brown, who is slightly wounded.”

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